Making medicines is perhaps the hardest team sport there is. When you consider the years that go into discovery research and the likelihood of a drug achieving commercial success, it is amazing what this industry has achieved to date. The new technology of a few years ago is now commonplace and the pace at which this market is changing is faster than ever.

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Transforming the Biotechnology Industry

Biotech has seen many changes in the last several years, and it took a global pandemic to reveal how fast this industry could deliver on unmet medical needs. The current investment market indicates that only the most novel and competitive ideas will advance to become approved therapies. Our team consists of trained scientists and industry veterans who are technically savvy and current with the ever-changing landscape of biotech. We are well networked in this market and can identify and ultimately attract top talent.

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Finding the Next Leaders in Biotech

Human capital is a limiting resource for biotech company formation. With this strain, your search partner must have the ability to map out a given market segment extensively and quickly. Candidates are constantly being approached with new career opportunities, so it is equally important that your search partner can deliver a technically accurate, compelling, and thoughtful message to both proven and rising biotech leaders. 

Our former scientists and industry veterans pride themselves on such targeted delivery, and our success stories reflect the genuine interaction we hold ourselves accountable to with clients and candidates.

Challenges to Building Teams in the Current Biotech Market 

Our Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) team helps build early-stage biotech companies. They frequently partner with founding teams who need to grow beyond their networks to hit preclinical or clinical milestones under immense pressure. 

We bring a team approach to project management, market research, and recruiting that can take the burden off these young organizations and help them attract top talent in a fast-moving market. Once we fully understand our client’s hiring plans, current processes, and why their approach is unique in this saturated market, our RPO team will move quickly and strategically through the market to attract and retain top talent from Associate to Director/Senior Director level across R&D, CMC, Clinical, and G&A functions.

Biotechnology Leadership Roles We Can Help With

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • VP/SVP Research and Discovery
  • VP/SVP Quality
  • VP/SVP Clinical Operations
  • VP/SVP Clinical Development
  • VP/SVP Regulatory Affairs
  • President
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • VP/SVP Sales
  • VP/SVP Marketing
  • VP/SVP Market Access
  • VP/SVP Medical Affairs

Success Stories: Hiring in Biotechnology

We have a long track record of finding excellent candidates. We’ve partnered with dozens of biotechnology companies over the years, building effective teams from the top down. Here are just a few of our success stories.

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